a glimpse of Portland State University


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Portland State is a uniquely engaged university in the Pacific Northwest. Students, faculty and the Portland community learn and solve problems together, making positive impacts on the region.

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a glimpse of Portland State University

  1. 1. Visitors to PSU say you don’t notice where the city stops and the campus starts. We like it that way. Our classroom is the community, our research and teaching shape the region, our graduates are its future.
  2. 2. <ul><li>PSU’s Business Accelerator is helping 28 emerging businesses innovate in industry clusters important to Oregon’s economy </li></ul>ECONOMIC IMPACT
  3. 3. <ul><li>Graduate students in social work counsel teenagers in local high schools to address mental health service needs </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER Portland Public Schools
  4. 4. <ul><li>Reengineering bacteria at the molecular level to create compounds that may one day fight tuberculosis and malaria </li></ul>PROFESSOR Kevin Reynolds
  5. 5. <ul><li>MBA students work with Portland businesses to create case studies about successful sustainable business practices </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER Columbia Forest Products
  6. 6. <ul><li>PSU has a $1.2 billion economic impact on the metro region </li></ul>ECONOMIC IMPACT
  7. 7. <ul><li>PSU’s Stroke Camp offers social and recreational activities to stroke survivors and their caretakers </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER American Stroke Association
  8. 8. <ul><li>U.S. News & World Report ranks PSU seventh among “Up-and-Coming” national universities </li></ul>PSU QUICK FACT
  9. 9. <ul><li>Helping young women pursue careers in politics through NEW Leadership Oregon </li></ul>PROFESSOR Melody Rose
  10. 10. <ul><li>Students electronically archive the history of Henry Dorsch, an influential turn-of-the-century Oregonian </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER Multnomah County Library
  11. 11. <ul><li>Nearly 8,000 students, faculty, and staff engage in community-university partnerships annually </li></ul>ECONOMIC IMPACT
  12. 12. <ul><li>Documenting and preserving the disappearing tribal languages of West Africa </li></ul>PROFESSOR Tucker Childs
  13. 13. <ul><li>PSU received the first national Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Award for Campus-Community Collaboration </li></ul>PSU QUICK FACT
  14. 14. <ul><li>Students work with the Oregon Historical Society to create an online encyclopedia of “everything or anyone in Oregon” </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER Oregon Historical Society
  15. 15. <ul><li>Developing “intelligent transportation” strategies to make traffic move faster and smarter </li></ul>PROFESSOR Robert Bertini
  16. 16. <ul><li>Students created a fused glass exhibit of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at the Bullseye Gallery in Portland’s Pearl District </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER Bullseye Glass Company
  17. 17. <ul><li>PSU’s Senior Capstone program generates over 230 community-based research projects each year </li></ul>ECONOMIC IMPACT
  18. 18. <ul><li>Experiments under zero-gravity conditions promise better fluid movement—improving IV systems, hydrogen fuel cells, and more </li></ul>PROFESSOR Mark Weislogel
  19. 19. <ul><li>U.S. News & World Report ranks PSU’s community-based curriculum among the nation’s best for fostering student success </li></ul>PSU QUICK FACT
  20. 20. <ul><li>Assessing eco-roofs and their effect on green building performance and urban climates </li></ul>PROFESSOR David Sailor
  21. 21. <ul><li>Students analyze the quality of surface water and hold an interactive water quality improvement exhibit for the community </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER Clackamas River Basin Council
  22. 22. <ul><li>Over 1,000 businesses and organizations benefit from partnerships with PSU students and faculty </li></ul>ECONOMIC IMPACT
  23. 23. <ul><li>Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranks PSU’s MBA+ among “Global Top 100 Schools” for integrating social and environmental issues </li></ul>PSU QUICK FACT
  24. 24. <ul><li>Helping educators worldwide to integrate sustainability into their curriculum </li></ul>PROFESSOR Rosalyn McKeown
  25. 25. <ul><li>Faculty evaluate the Oregon Health Plan lottery to see what role health coverage plays in the lives of low-income adults </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER Oregon Health Plan
  26. 26. <ul><li>PSU’s Business Outreach Program has assisted more than 500 small and emerging businesses in the last 10 years </li></ul>ECONOMIC IMPACT
  27. 27. <ul><li>The Miller Foundation donated $25 million to advance the University’s leadership in sustainability </li></ul>PSU QUICK FACT
  28. 28. <ul><li>Colleges with a Conscience, a Princeton Review book , lists PSU for its excellent service-learning programs </li></ul>PSU QUICK FACT
  29. 29. <ul><li>Researching bicycling behavior on Portland streets to help cities understand what cyclists need to get from point A to B </li></ul>PROFESSOR Jennifer Dill
  30. 30. <ul><li>Students work with Macdonald Center residents facing challenges associated with homelessness, mental illness, or addiction </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER Macdonald Center
  31. 31. <ul><li>PSU’s MBA+ program provides professional consultation to local companies valued at $76,000 per project </li></ul>ECONOMIC IMPACT
  32. 32. <ul><li>Students tutor children in the classroom to improve youth literacy </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER King Elementary in NE Portland
  33. 33. <ul><li>A new PSU program allows students to take regular courses taught in Russian and earn a certificate with any major </li></ul>PSU QUICK FACT
  34. 34. <ul><li>Groundbreaking work on air pollution gets Professor Pankow elected to the National Academy of Engineers </li></ul>PROFESSOR James Pankow
  35. 35. <ul><li>Examining food supply chains to help foster sustainable business practices </li></ul>PROFESSOR Mellie Pullman
  36. 36. <ul><li>Students mentor children in the Boys and Girls Club and create workshops and fundraising activities </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER Meyers Boys and Girls Club
  37. 37. <ul><li>Professor Yan patented a nanoscale surface coating that reduces friction between a contact lens and the surface of the eye </li></ul>PROFESSOR Mingdi Yan
  38. 38. <ul><li>Engineering students developed a bug trap that tells farmers through remote computer access if bugs are eating their crops </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER APTIV, a start-up in PSU’s Business Accelerator
  39. 39. <ul><li>Students contributed 1.44 million volunteer hours with community partners in 2007—a service worth $25 million </li></ul>ECONOMIC IMPACT
  40. 40. <ul><li>More students than ever choose Portland State—enrollment is at a record 27,000 </li></ul>PSU QUICK FACT
  41. 41. <ul><li>Directing Reclaiming Futures, a program adopted by 15 states to help troubled teens become healthy, positive citizens </li></ul>PROFESSOR Laura Nissen
  42. 42. <ul><li>Professor Susan Chan’s students share their talents through a grant that brings recitals to nursing homes and hospitals </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
  43. 43. <ul><li>Viking men’s basketball won back-to-back Big Sky Tournaments, resulting in two visits to the NCAA tournament </li></ul>PSU QUICK FACT
  44. 44. <ul><li>Helping students understand the human impact of globalization and sustainability in developing countries </li></ul>PROFESSOR Veronica Dujon
  45. 45. <ul><li>Students raised funds for a water pump in Ethiopia and educated consumers about the need for clean water in developing worlds </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER Portland Roasting Coffee Company
  46. 46. <ul><li>Advising Congress on limiting the magnitude of future climate change </li></ul>PROFESSOR Loren Lutzenhiser
  47. 47. <ul><li>Students tutor and mentor African refugee children in public schools throughout Portland </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER Portland Public Schools
  48. 48. <ul><li>Graduate education students contribute over 300,000 community service hours annually to local school districts </li></ul>ECONOMIC IMPACT
  49. 49. <ul><li>The new Master of Architecture degree prepares students for professional licensure and addresses sustainable urban design </li></ul>PSU QUICK FACT
  50. 50. <ul><li>Helping cities and employers meet the educational and training needs of high school dropouts with Learner Web </li></ul>PROFESSOR Steve Reder
  51. 51. <ul><li>Students and volunteers in the Watershed Stewardship Program restored 50 acres of our region’s watersheds </li></ul>COMMUNITY PARTNER Portland Bureau of Environmental Services